“I wanted to make it fun for my daughter, my aim was to make learning something she wanted to do, not had to do.”
“It seems like there is a lot of pressure on kids to do well in exams, they have to perform at such a young level and it takes away any fun they might have in the actual learning process.
“You cannot blame the schools, they have targets to meet, but I just felt that more fun was needed.”
Unlike most parents, though, Ash decided to act – and Skips 11plus crossword puzzles in English was born.
The 42-year-old, who works predominantly in property, started designing crosswords to try and make the revision aspect more appealing for his daughter.
“After scouring through her books I started looking at crosswords and ways to make them more fun for her to do. Little challenges were added etc to make it an activity she would want to do rather than have to do.”
After initial success with the crosswords with his daughter, Ash decided to see if there was a wider appeal for them.
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